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GYSF Flag & Tackle Football Gretna, NE

Is your child ready for tackle football?

Only you as parents can determine whether your child is ready for this step.  You will want to consider the time commitment (normally 2-3 practices a week and a game after school starts, up to 5 practices prior to school starting) and attentiveness of your child.  Can he/she stay focused for a 1 1/2 or 2 hour practice?   As we would never discourage playing other sports, it is not advisable to play tackle football and another fall sport (fall baseball, soccer, martial arts) in order to get the most out of the football experience.

We proudly support Gretna Public Schools and run our organization as a Feeder program to Gretna High School.

Important Information

We supply:  (All equipment below, except mouthpiece, will need to be turned in at the end of the season by the due date or a LATE FEE of $25 will be assessed)

Shoulder Pads
Practice & Game Jerseys 
Mouthpiece (extras $1) - Instructions for Mouthpieces

You supply: 
White Helmet (No tinted shields) - Reconditioning Expectations
Football cleats (no metal)

NOTE:  Birth certificate / Passport AND School Schedule IS required for participation. You must have this in order to weigh-in.

First day of practice is Monday, July 29, 2019  (Helmets Only first 2 days).  We are required to follow the Heat Acclimatization policy that has been put into place by the NSAA.  You can find the breakdown of practices the first 2 weeks on the specific days on the Calendar of Events.  First day of games will begin Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 (Teams will play games Sunday only).   

Please view the Calendar Tab for more detailed information on practices.  Please arrange for timely drop off & pick up.  NOTE:  GYSF allows teams to occasionally have additional walk-thru practices and depending on your coach and/or game schedule, these could be on Friday nights or Saturday during the day.

** Due to the number of Qualified/Certified Coaches, most grades will only be able to support a certain number of players per team in order to ensure quality playing time.  A Pre-draft workout will be held on July 8, 2019 @ Gretna Middle School.  It is imperative that ALL players be at this pre-draft workout.  You can choose to return to the same team color as the previous season, but there will be a maximum number of players allowed for each team and it is possible that some players will need to be turned away.  That is never GYSF's intention, but we take pride in having certified coaches on every team and this can be limited by the number of experienced volunteers.

IMPORTANT:  Depending on the numbers for signups, this will determine the number of teams for 7th and 8th grade GHS Feeder Teams due to the quality of coaching staffs it entails to develop each player.  All 7th and 8th grade players will need to be at the workout as there will be a maximum number of players allowed on each team.   If the maximum number of players is reached for each team, we remind you that the Gretna Middle Schools do have a 7th & 8th grade football team. 

Play Time Rules:

As the safety of all players continues to grow GYSF has specific rules on playing time per player.   Each level will have a different amount of required playing time rules. 

3rd & 4th grade - 8 plays per game
5th grade - 6 plays per game
6th grade - 4 plays per game
7th & 8th grade - no minimum play rule

As the players reach this level and we are preparing them for High School, we have met with the High School coaches for suggestions for practices, drills, etc.  We are excited to continue to build our relationship with the Middle School and High School coaching staff and develop our youth as student athletes of the Gretna Community.

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